Challenge events are a great way to support the charity - getting fit and achieving a goal while helping First Days support local children really does mean that everyone is a winner.


There are SO many events happening around the country that you can choose to take part in independently and raise funds for First Days. For running events or similar, we are willing to cover your entry costs (up to £50) and send you a running vest/t-shirt on the agreement that you will raise a minimum of £150 for #teamFD!

The events below are organised in-house or with our event partners. 

Just drop an email to for more information on how you can get involved.

Featured Events:

5.3 Run Event

FACT: Over 5,300 children are living in poverty in Wokingham Borough Council. It's time to do get active and doing something based on the number 5.3, 53 or 5,300.

Come and join us with and run/walk your own 5.3 challenge at Bracknell Athletics Track be it:

  • ​Run 530 metres (just over a lap of the 400m running track)

  • Run 5.3 laps (2.1km)

  • Run 5.3km (13.25 laps)

  • Run 5.3 miles (21 laps)

  • Or come up with your own 5.3 run challenge!!

Bracknell Athletics Track, Bracknell

6 August 2022, 2pm - 5pm


Snowdon at Night

Trekking Mount Snowdon (1,085m) during the daytime forms a great challenge, but using torches to light your way and having the moon as your backdrop, summiting at night brings another sense of achievement as well as raising vital funds for First Days.

An experience you will never forget and can share with friends and families for years to come.

Snowdonia National Park

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5.3 Virtual Challenge

Do your own 5.3 challenge anywhere, anytime.....

Can you walk 53,000 steps over a weekend as an individual, couple, family or group?

Can you run 5.3km/miles?

Can you do 53 skips without stopping?


Anytime, anywhere, anything

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Twilight Runway Challenge 2022

We're very excited to be a partner charity for this iconic and popular event. You can run, walk, cycle or skateboard around 3km, 5km or 10km of Blackbushe Airport at Twilight.

This annual event is for the whole family and in 2021 it raised over £38,000 for local charitable causes. It attracts a wide variety of participants, from people looking to get fit, beating their PB or taking part with friends, family or colleagues.


Blackbushe Airfield, Camberley, GU17 9LQ

17th September 2022

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Quiz Night September 2022

Our sell out event is back for the third time. Camilla, our super in-house Quiz Master makes the quiz taxing, fun and a comical night out.

We're very grateful to The Rose Inn to hosting us yet again - it really is such a great venue in the centre of Wokingham.

Raffle with fantastic prizes from local companies. 

The Rose Inn, Market Place, Wokingham, RG40 1AP

22nd September 2022

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Dinton Santa Dash 

Fun, festive, family fun for all at Dinton Pastures Country Park.


2 distances to choose from: 2km or 5km


Medal, mince pie and santa suit for every entrant.

Dinton Pastures Country Park, Wokingham, RG10 0TH

17th December 2022


Colour Run 2023

A unique event where you finish a different colour or two to the one you started.

A super fun event for the WHOLE family. 

A 2.5km course with four colour paint stations around the course. Option to run the course once or twice.

An afternoon you will remember for a LONG time.

Prospect Park, Leibenrood Road, Reading, RG30 2ND

14 May 2023, 2pm start

To register your interest in taking part in an event and raising money for First Days please fill in form below

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